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This week, Human Support Services completed the on-site review process for the Council of Accreditation (COA), an international, independent, nonprofit, human service accrediting organization. (At left, HSS Executive Director Robert Cole, Jeanne Borromeo-Otty, Ed Cote, and HSS board members Jan Crawford and Bob Polansky celebrate the completion of the COA site visit.) Every four years, we go...

  Some of our clients now have a new ride, thanks to our recent purchase of a new 2017 Ford Transit van! The van will allow Human Support Services to transport two wheelchair-bound individuals plus three additional riders and a driver. This allows for fewer trips and great accessibility for our residential clients, said HSS Executive Director Robert...

HSS is excited to announce that some of our clients will now be working with the City of Waterloo to help beautify the community! Through a new partnership with the city, our clients will work to keep the streets of downtown clean and continue the mayor's ongoing efforts of beautification. "Our clients our thrilled with this new...

Our clients love it when they get the opportunity to give back to our community. When those opportunities also happen to teach them job skills, it’s even more exciting. For the last several years, clients from our residences have been volunteering behind the scenes at the Mayfest, Octoberfest and Downtown Concert Series in downtown Waterloo. They empty trash...

The board of directors of Human Support Services (HSS), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit serving Monroe County, has selected Anne King to succeed longtime Executive Director Robert J. Cole when he retires in September. King, a licensed clinical social worker, is currently serving as the nonprofit’s chief program officer. ​​ She​ will become the first female to serve as executive...

Last year our year-end community appeal was for support so HSS could provide several community education programs. Education programs are usually not reimbursable from health insurance and since we did not want to have to charge fees to individuals that wanted to attend the programs, community funding was sought. Thankfully, we were successful in our appeal...

Each year Special Olympics draws competitors from throughout Illinois for an uplifting track and field competition in the summer and a bowling competition in the fall. Special Olympics is a much anticipated event for many of the adults with intellectual disabilities that participate in the HSS Adult Day Training Program or who reside in our...

One of our agency’s best known programs is our sheltered workshop for adults with disabilities. Operating as part of our Adult Day Services program, the workshop provides employment and vocational training to 50-60 adults every week from Monday through Friday. At the workshop our client workers are provided with the opportunity to earn a real...

The United Way of Greater St. Louis is in the midst of its 2016 fundraising campaign. Human Support Services has been a United Way-funded agency since 1985 and this year will receive $236,000 in funding to support our programs. United Way membership is critical to this organization because it means HSS has a dependable and...